Author Topic: Metadata Pentax KP / K-1: Electronic Shutter (ES) / Mechanical Shutter (MS)?  (Read 274 times)

exifacou

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Hi everybody,

until now I didn't discover where ES / MS information for a capture is stored within Pentax KP and K-1 metadata.

Any ideas? - Thanks for your replies!

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If you can send one picture of each type, shot in manual mode with all the same settings, I will take a look.  My email is philharvey66 at gmail.com

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exifacou

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I sent an email - thanks!

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Hmmm.  I haven't received it. :(
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Ah.  Found it in my junk mail.
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OK.  Try this on a number of files, and if it consistently identifies the electronic shutter I will decode this tag (as ShutterType) in the next release:

exiftool -u -Pentax_0x0087 FILE

For the samples you sent, this had a value of 1 for the electronic shutter, and 0 for the mechanical shutter.

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Edit:  Hmmm.  This tag has a value of 0 for Pentax Q samples, but the Q doesn't have a mechanical shutter.  I'll have to think about how to decode this if it works out for the KP.
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exifacou

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I checked it for 7 images with changing shutter type ES/MS shot using KP - fits 100%.

Then I was curious if it also holds for the K-1. So I made another 7 shot with changing shutter type ES/MS - also fits 100%.

So I'd say the DNG files from KP and K-1 share the same address for documentation of ES/MS - MS=0, ES = 1.


Below my shot protocol ...
While taking a shot I documented the type in the first column followed by the number of the image.
The last column shows the result of your command "exiftool -u -Pentax_0x0087 FILE" for exactly this image.

KP

ES 6627 - 1
ES 6628 - 1
MS 6629 - 0
ES 6630 - 1
ES 6631 - 1
MS 6632 - 0
MS 6633 - 0

K1

ES 5379 - 1
ES 5380 - 1
MS 5381 - 0
MS 5382 - 0
ES 5383 - 1
ES 5384 - 1
MS 5385 - 0



Phil Harvey

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Great, thanks!  This new tag will be decoded in ExifTool 11.94.

I'll call the values 0="Normal", and 1="Electronic".  (Because the value is 0 for the Q.)

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exifacou

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So for a Q "normal" just means "ES" and for Pentax DSLRs "MS". Since value 1 shouldn't appear for Q images there's no conflict.

I'm really surprised and happy about how fast we checked this issue - we are a great team! ;-)

Thanks for taking the time and updating your stunning Exiftool!

Phil Harvey

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Yes.  Thanks for your help in decoding this.

- Phil
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exifacou

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Wow - that was fast! - I download the new version - works. Thanks again!